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sovereign nation. and the money doesn't go to clean it up. i know mr. waxman loves the environment, so do i. but this money doesn't go for that purpose. it can be used for anything. it's not for engine technology, it's not for restoration of the environment. and it doesn't stop emissions. so this bill does represent a bipartisan, bicameral compromise. but it gives us the authority to hold their feet to the fire and get a solution. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from west virginia. mr. lahood: mr. speaker, the gentleman i am going to yield to now may be departing the congress after this session. but we will still value his professionalism, his expertise and certainly his friendship for the very near and distant future. i'm happy to yield five minutes to the gentleman from illinois, the once chairman and now ranking member of our aviation subcommittee on transportation. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. >> i thank the gentleman, the running backing member, for yieldin
the environment for investment. in the dodd-frank bill, there is an amendment that make select all -- makes it law that the extractive industry, mining, oil, gas, registered on the new york stock exchange, it is law that they have to publish what they paid for those mining rights. it sounds obvious, doesn't it? the truth is that right now, the american petroleum institute's is suing the sec to try and overthrow that. that is astonishing. i know people and oil companies who are amazing people, and it is very important to energy here. in this case it is not a political issue. europe and america are going to make this outlandish opacity, and if that is not a word, i would like to suggest it to the oxford dictionary. when you publish what you pay, then the civil societies in those regions get to hold the government to account. that is one of the best things you can do to stimulate business investment. thank you. >> i am stating international development so this is close to my heart. how we develop the perspective and the mindset and incentivize people -- >> i am sorry i missed that. >> the whole quest
states military are fighting on our behalf day in and day out so we can live in a safe environment here at home. our service members are well aware of the risks that they face as they serve this nation. and it is our duty to do all that we can to honor those who fight and pay the ultimate price for our freedoms. today i'm here to pay my respects to sergeant jason m. swindoll, an arrest kansas who at 24 years -- an arkansan who was 24 years of age. he attended high school in cabot, arkansas, assigned to b company, first battalion, 64th regiment, third infantry division in fort stewart, georgia. he was serving his third combat deployment. he was' thaoupl mustily awarded -- he was awarded the bronze star and purple heart. his family and friends describe him as being a fun-loving guy who was very patriotic and very proud of the work he was doing in the army. in addition to being a soldier, sergeant swindoll was also a husband and father. he lives behind his wife chelsea, who is expecting their second child, and a one-year-old son, paxton. mr. president, it is people like jason swindoll who
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